REASSIGNMENTS NOT CONSIDERED
Humanitarian requests based on the following
reasons only are not considered within the scope of the
ENLTRANSMAN, chapter 18, and will not be
For financial or business reasons (including the
operation of a family business).
For the sole reason of being a single parent.
Raising children is considered a long-term
problem and will normally be considered for a
For personal convenience.
For the purpose of attending to or assisting
in-laws, grandparents (other than in loco
parentis), or other persons not identified as
For the purpose of children in school (exception
is made for children requiring specialized
For part-time employment
employment of the spouse.
Because of the members
SUBMISSION OF REQUESTS
of the member or
physical or mental
Requests for humanitarian reassignment from all
enlisted personnel are addressed to CHNAVPERS
(PERS 40HH) with a copy (less enclosures) to EPMAC.
Requests from enlisted training and administration of
reserve (TAR) personnel must be sent to PERS 44HH
with a copy (less enclosures) to the Naval Reserve
Personnel Center (NAVRESPERCEN).
REPORTING WHEN HARDSHIP IS EASED
OR CEASES TO EXIST BEFORE
EXPIRATION OF TEMPORARY DUTY
When the hardship ceases to exist or has been eased
before completion of the period of temporary duty
assigned, the activity where the member is assigned for
temporary duty humanitarian assignment (TD HUMS)
must submit an availability report according to the
ENLTRANSMAN, chapter 20, to the assignment
control authority (ACA) that originally assigned the
member to TD HUMS.
REASSIGNMENT OF MEMBER AT
EXPIRATION OF TEMPORARY DUTY
Members on TD HUMS are considered for
reassignment approximately 1 month before the
scheduled completion of their temporary assignment.
The activity that has a member on board interviews the
member 6 weeks before the members PRD to decide if
the hardship has been resolved before submitting the
availability report according to the ENLTRANSMAN,
chapter 20, to the ACA who assigned the TD HUMS.
As a PN, you will be initially involved in counseling
the member on his or her request. The member usually
comes to the personnel office to inquire as to the
requirements for requesting a humanitarian
reassignment. You must provide the member with all the
pertinent information he or she will need including
The ENLTRANSMAN, chapter 18, has additional
information on procedures for urgent hardship cases,
extension of TD HUMS, special instructions for
administration of members on TD HUMS, order-writing
requirements, supporting statements required for a basic
letter request, contents of basic request, information on
COs endorsement, and more. In all cases refer to the
ENLTRANSMAN, chapter 18, for the most current
information concerning reassignments for humanitarian
HARDSHIP DISCHARGE PROCEDURES
Some Navy personnel and their families will
encounter hardships while serving on active duty.
Members on active duty with hardships meeting criteria
in the MILPERSMAN, Article 3620210, may request
separation from the naval service from the special
court-martial convening authority (SPCMCA) within
their chain of command. These members must be in
either a PERMDU or TEMDU status, but not on TAD.
The eligible member who does not have an
additional service obligation may be discharged. The
eligible member who has an additional service
obligation under any provision of law may be
transferred to the Naval Reserve (if otherwise eligible)
and released to inactive duty or, if already a member of
the Naval Reserve, released to inactive duty to serve the
remainder of the obligated service.